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Unpicking the genetic ‘patchwork’ in ovarian cancer

Category: Science blog March 12, 2015 17 comments

Our researchers are investigating the genetic ‘patchwork’ underlying ovarian tumours, which will lead to more effective treatments in the future.

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The cheek of it – how you could help beat blood cancer

Category: Science blog March 5, 2015 1 comment

Find out about blood stem cell donation, how you could get involved and even help save someone’s life

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Pushing ‘unstable’ pancreatic cancers over the edge

Category: Science blog February 26, 2015 5 comments

We look at fascinating new research from our scientists showing that pancreatic cancer can be split into four different types.

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Raising awareness of cancer clinical trials

Category: Science blog February 11, 2015 Comments are closed

We feature three personal stories about cancer clinical trials, showing the vital role they play in developing news ways to treat cancer.

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Improving the gold standard for brain tumours

Category: Science blog January 16, 2015 2 comments

We explore new research from our scientists testing a modified version of a brain cancer drug that could help overcome resistance to treatment.

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The Enemy Within – 50 years of fighting cancer

Category: Science blog December 25, 2014 1 comment

We look back on the last 50 years of cancer research, where we were, what we’ve achieved and what’s still left to do.

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The shape of all things – the year of crystallography

Category: Science blog December 23, 2014 2 comments

This entry is part 20 of 29 in the series Our milestones

To mark the year of crystallography, we focus on an important scientific duo who used this powerful tool to help develop cancer drugs.

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Wising up on older people and cancer

Category: Science blog December 9, 2014 5 comments

A new report has launched looking at what we know, and what we still need to understand, about cancer and older people in the UK – we look at the findings.

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Classifying leukaemia: one size doesn’t fit all

Category: Science blog September 26, 2014 Comments are closed

This entry is part 18 of 29 in the series Our milestones

A landmark research paper in 1977 changed the way children with acute leukaemia are diagnosed and treated. We look at the story of a research milestone.

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Breaking down cancer’s wall of resistance

Category: Science blog August 5, 2014 2 comments

A new discovery from a team of our scientists in London could help make chemotherapy more effective – but it’s been a tough road to get there.

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